Archive: 12/29/2011

Great apes make sophisticated decisions

Chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos make more sophisticated decisions than was previously thought. Great apes weigh their chances of success, based on what they know and the likelihood to succeed when guessing, ...

dateDec 29, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Record ivory seizures in 2011: watchdog

The past 12 months has seen a record number of large ivory seizures across the world, confirming a sharp increase in the illegal trade in recent years, a wildlife watchdog said Thursday.

dateDec 29, 2011 in Ecology
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China lays out five-year space plans

China said Thursday cleaner fuel will power its next-generation rockets, which will launch heavy cargoes into space, bringing nearer plans to build a space station and put a man on the moon.

dateDec 29, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Echoes from Eta Carinae's great eruption

During the mid 1800's, the well known star η Carinae underwent an enormous eruption becoming for a time, the second brightest star in the sky. Although astronomers at the time did not yet have the technology ...

dateDec 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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Supernova alphabet soup

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is the sole body responsible for the official naming of astronomical objects. So if you have a problem with the way things in the Universe are named, you now know ...

dateDec 29, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Intel begins shipping new Atom processors

Intel today announced the availability of the latest mobile Intel Atom processor-based platform, formerly codenamed "Cedar Trail." Designed to provide small, compact, on-the-go computing with great battery life at an affordable ...

dateDec 29, 2011 in Hardware
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